Helicopter Flight and Walter Peak Sheep Station

I loved the helicopter ride! It was my first and I was a little apprehensive, but it was incredible. Very smooth and the views were, again, breathtaking.

The flight was only about fifteen minutes and we landed at Walter Peak Sheep Station, a working sheep ranch. We first met the trained sheep dogs and some adorable puppies. We then had a shearing demonstration. The poor sheep are terrified, but the young man shearing them is able to calm them and shears off the wool in a single sheet with an electric razor.

We then had a demo of a dog herding the sheep followed by a delicious barbecue lunch on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The lake reminded me of Lake Tahoe.

We rode a vintage steamship, the TSS Ernslaw, back to Queenstown and in the afternoon Clifford and I took the gondola ride that we missed yesterday because of the weather. We rode to the top of Bob’s Peak, had a cappuccino, took in the views, and rode back down again.


From the Helicopter

From the Helicopter


Ready to shear

Ready to shear


All done!

All done!

Herding the sheep

Herding the sheep


About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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One Response to Helicopter Flight and Walter Peak Sheep Station

  1. Dale Bates says:

    We loved that day, also. So glad you’re having fun!


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